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17 / Today
Baker & Baker presents Jazzing Up the Classics with Noel Freidline
Friday, January 17 | Doors 6:30 p.m. | Concert 7:00 p.m.Roll over, Beethoven! The Noel Freidline Trio welcomes the Charlotte String Quartet to present some of classical music’s great symphonic works reinterpreted. This marriage of classical and jazz features several great classical themes reworked to the sensitivity and flexibility of a string quartet and woven together with a jazz piano trio.
18 / Saturday
Focal Points: The Art of PlayLife should have play. Saunter through the CMA collection with Bauer Westeren and discover pieces that inspire the playful side of life. Focal Points is a series of gallery talks featuring topics and themes near and dear to the hearts of tour guides and staff.
19 / Sunday
MLK Celebration: Music and the MovementSet to the soundtrack of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, this unique community day honors Black leaders, the power of storytelling, and the central role music plays in Black culture and activism. Native Son, featuring Benny Starr and Rodrick Cliche, headlines with a contemporary musical experience that explores the themes of Black Power mashed up with classic movement songs. The day-long celebration also includes artmaking, DJ sets, film screenings, gallery tours, food vendors, and more.
19 / Sunday
Gallery Tour: Carolina in the CollectionDiscover the rich artistic tapestry of South Carolina. See works by artists in our state and treasures that once adorned local homes. Learn about the Charleston Renaissance, Catawba pottery, and artists right here in Columbia while you explore works by Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Samuel Roberts, Osamu Kobayashi, and more.